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Theo Jansen's Strandbeests - Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention Episode 1 Preview - BBC One

Theo Jansen's Strandbeests - Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention Episode 1 Preview - BBC One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKyHmjyrkA

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We Live in Public Synopsis[edit] The film's website describes how, "With Quiet, Harris proved how, in the not-so-distant future of life online, we will willingly trade our privacy for the connection and recognition we all deeply desire. Through his experiments, including another six-month stint living under 24-hour live surveillance online which led him to mental collapse, he demonstrated the price we will all pay for living in public." "He climbs into the TV set and he becomes the rat in his own experiment at this point, and the results don't turn out very well for him,[5]" says Timoner of the six-month period Harris broadcast his life in his NYC loft live online. "He really takes the only relationship that he's ever had that was close and intimate and beaches it on 30 motion-controlled surveillance cameras and 66 invasive microphones.

archdaily A year after the completion of Therme Vals [1996], renowned minimalist architect, Peter Zumthor completed the design of Kunsthaus Bregenz [1997]. The Kunsthaus museum in Bregenz, Austria is always in a constant state of flux always changing its exhibition spaces to accommodate international contemporary art. Zumthor’s minimalist design adapts its spaces to the art that is showcased in its exhibits creating a coexisting and redefining relationship between art and architecture. The Kunsthaus Bregenz has two main principles to their permanent collection: archives of art architecture and a collection of Contemporary art, which complements the changing exhibition spaces.

DO IT: Projects, Plans, and How-Tos More Harbor Freight online coupons, to save you a ton of money on their weirdly low tool prices – sometimes concerningly low (remember, “you get what you pay for”). Take advantage by printing the best ones before you drive to your nearest location, or have stuff shipped if you don’t live near one of HF’s many stores. So what’s the story? Newest Things View More Indian Fridge Magnet by wslab 2 mins ago DJI Phantom 3 Standard Gimbal Mount - Upgraded by jcedricdesign 22 mins ago Singer Sewing Machine Caster Cup by albertk836 31 mins ago

Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK) « Caruso St John Architects 2004–2009Location: Nottingham, GBClient: Nottingham City CouncilProject Status: Built Caruso St John were selected to design Nottingham’s new Centre for Contemporary Art through an international competition in 2004. The artistic ambition of the project, encompassing object based visual art and time based performance art, has its origins in the artist run spaces of down town New York in the late 1960s, and in the work of artists like Gordon Matta Clark and Trisha Brown, whose work was directly engaged with the spaces of the city.

Wiki RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend...

Cultural Heritage programme: Euromed Heritage 4 Management of heritage sites and artefacts (17-19 May 2010, Petra, Jordan) Second thematic workshop organised by RMSU-Euromed Heritage 4 The management of cultural heritage sites and artefacts in the Mediterranean region needs considerable improvement. This workshop had therefore introduced participants to the fundamentals of a Heritage Management Plan (HMP), including the integration of tourism aspects guaranteeing the sustainable preservation of heritage and sites and representing at the same time a chance for economic and social development at the local level. Amongst various examples of HMP approaches and implementation, the case of Petra was used as a major case study together with other examples in the management of urban historic centres, monuments and archaeological sites, museums, itineraries and routes, etc., from around the Mediterranean.

‘Sauna tonttu’ by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects (FI 'Sauna tonttu' by Lassila Hirilammi Architects, photo by Mikko Auerniitty Lassila Hirvilammi Architects recently completed this sauna based on a nineteenth century barn. The building was not used for 50 years and fell into decay before it was converted and modernised by the Finnish architectural practice. 3-D Printers Proliferate Photos: Hewlett-Packard PART SOLUTION: Make small plastic parts on your own with a 3-D printer, such as HP's [left]. For years, visionary engineers have been touting the idea of a cheap box about the size of a microwave oven that could build arbitrary solid objects out of plastic, ceramics, metal, ice, and even living cells. During most of the 20-plus-year history of 3-D printing, "cheap" has been a distant vision, with industrial rapid-prototyping machines going for anywhere from US $15 000 to over $1 000 000. That number started to drop precipitously in 2007, with 3-D–printer designs from RepRap and Fab@Home that could be built for $500 to $2000 in materials (depending on what materials you wanted to print and how good you were at scrounging parts). This spring, 2-D printer giant Hewlett-Packard jumped on the moderate-price bandwagon, announcing it would introduce HP-branded 3-D printers (actually built by Stratasys) in Europe for 13 500, or about $17 500.

Publication of Competences for Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession - ECCO - European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations At the 20th Anniversary Meeting, E.C.C.O. presented its latest publication, Competences for Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession. "This booklet, published by the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations (E.C.C.O.) defines the competences required to enter the profession of Conservation-Restoration and is primarily intended for E.C.C.O. member organisations. Combining the concept mapping technique with the language of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), a framework has been created that describes the areas of competence required for access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession and legitimate use of title.

MakerBot Industries Steps to Success Every now and then we’re reminded 3D printing is not science fiction, but a real technology used every day to make amazing things in homes, studios, schools, and businesses. At MakerBot we’re proud to be leading this Next Industrial Revolution with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, which makes desktop 3D printing and 3D scanning affordable and reliable for everyone, and includes a variety of products and services to help unleash your creativity. One of the newest members of our family is MakerBot Desktop, a complete, free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints. As we learned in last week’s post on connectivity, MakerBot Desktop was built to access the powerful software capabilities of the new Fifth Generation line of MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers. This week, we’ll take a look at how to use it to go, in just three simple steps, from a 3D design to a 3D print. 1.

Architecture speak: An essay on the ridiculous way architects talk. - By Witold Rybczynski Although Ted Mosby, the architect character in How I Met Your Mother, has suitably tousled hair and his (client-less) firm has a trendy name—Mosbuis Designs—he doesn't seem to have mastered the lingo of his trade, for architects, like all professionals, have their own jargon, while Ted speaks like an ordinary guy. A brief history is in order. Architecture is a relatively young profession—the American Institute of Architects was not founded until 1857. Seeking to distinguish themselves from lowly builders and carpenters, architects adopted a specialized vocabulary, often substituting complicated Latin-based words for their simpler Anglo-Saxon equivalents, for example, fenestration for window, entrance for door, chamber for room, trabeation for beam, planar for flat.

Hunsett Mill / ACME Architects: ACME (Friedrich Ludewig, Stefano Dal Piva) with Karoline Markus, Nerea Calvillo, Chris Yoo Location: Hunsett Mill, Chapel Field Road, Stalham, Norfolk, England Contractor: Willow Builders Structural Engineering: Adams Kara Taylor Sustainability: Hoare Lea Client: Catriona and John Dodsworth, Joanna and Jon Emery Project Area: 213 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Cristobal Palma The Norfolk Broads are an artificial landscape of outstanding natural beauty, a man made wetland sustained through human intervention of water pumping mills, dykes and canals. After hundreds of years of indus- trial use of the natural landscape, the recent decades have seen increasing emphasis on conservation and a managed retreat back to nature.

A permanent state of insurrection [Image: From Auto-Defense by Stéphane Malka]. In the second of two projects by architect Stéphane Malka that I want to look at here, the Arche de la Défense in Paris has been transformed into a honeycomb of subsidiary spaces: encrusted with modules that have been attached to the inside of the existing building's vast interior. As writer and curator Maryse Quinton describes it, "this study imagines the hijacking of a building that is symbolic for its monumentality and its location: the Arche de la Défense." A pocket of active resistance installs itself within the building in the form of a modular complex offering an alternative and militant lifestyle. The project bears with it a permanent insurrection and unites all malcontents, whether refugees, stateless persons, dissidents, outcasts or utopians. Referring to the notion of concretion, its construction principle allows for expansion tailored to the effervescence of this spontaneous community.

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